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Minister took eye off ball regarding care home announcements - Sue Ramsey

7 May, 2013 - by Sue Ramsey


Sinn Féin MLA Sue Ramsey said the Health Minister must ensure that the needs and well-being of those affected are paramount prior to any further implementation of Transforming Your Care.

The West Belfast MLA and Chair of the Assembly's Heath Committee said:

“The fear and distress caused by the care homes fiasco must not be repeated and the minister must ensure such a mess does not happen again and that any confusion between his department and the Health Trusts are, unlike this time, cleared up immediately.

“He needs to ensure that that the needs and well-being of those affected are paramount prior to any further implementation of Transforming Your Care.

 “Transforming Your Care is being introduced to make our health system better and bringing that care into the community. The mess surrounding the care homes announcements plainly shows that the minister has taken his eye off the ball and that is unacceptable.”

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